Episode Archive

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Old King Tut

  For listeners of a certain age, a song about King Tutankhamen immediately brings Steve Martin to the mind’s theater. His “King Tut” mock-reprimanded ...

The Fabulous Bremen Boys

When you think of early aviators, names like Wright, Earhart and Lindbergh probably spring to mind. But unless you’re a confessed aviaphile, names like ...

Wal, I Swan!

Al Bernard, "The Boy from Dixie".

Beethoven Hearts Bach

Johannes Sebastian Bach’s first published piece

The Death of a President

Cylinders served as much more than simple entertainment. This one aimed to capture, and perhaps ease, a nation’s sorrow.

Square Dancing

Now grab your partner by the hand…

“THE JOY OF COOKING”

Oh, Shenandoah

You're listening to Paul Robeson with “Shenandoah” and…

That’s Stovepipe No. 1, If You Please

Feel Like Going to Town?

The Harlem Hamfats...born at the wrong time.

Workin’ on the Railroad

This favorite folk song is All American, but railways themselves predate the country…by more than 2,000 years.

The Biggest Aspidistra in the World

A big old hit about a big old plant.